We got the BEST news today!! I think we are beaming ear to ear! Our youngest daughter, Melody had an ultrasound today and they were able to detect the heartbeat! She started feeling pretty sick about the middle of September and suspected she might be pregnant. Her first appointment was 2 weeks ago but there wasn't a heartbeat so she had to come back today. Isn't it great to be able to peak in on a brand new life. Ummm, life is SO good! She is approximately 7 weeks and 5 days pregnant and her due date is May 23rd of next year.
The Picture - Half Empty or Half Full? Many of you who know me know I've been fighting a battle with Graves' Disease for about a year and a half. It was diagnosed in February of 2007. I was so very sick back then I actually thought I was going to die! One of the main symptoms was a rapid heartbeat and mine was probably 110 beats a minute. I was put on Methimazole, about 40 mg. per day to knock down the worst of the symptoms. That has gradually been reduced until now my dose is 5 mg. a day. Then I got some really bad news this week, my numbers are beginning to rise again. My Dr. called on Wednesday and told me he wanted to do the radioactive iodine treatment. I just don't feel ready for that at all. He gave me until the 7th of November, my next appointment, to "see the numbers change". He says to take the medicine every other day and in two weeks go off it all together. Yeah, the numbers will change and it won't be for the better I'm sure. So, I went on the